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Monday, February 4, 2019

An "Outlander" Wedding Package

Words by Victoria Hill

A Scotland "Outlander" wedding package at Dundas Castle transports guests into an archaic world of historical and fictional references every fan of the series can appreciate.

Scotland piper at Dundas Castle
Dundas Castle exterior in Scotland. Castle offers Outlander wedding package
Newlyweds handfasting in Dundas Castle, Scotland
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This breathtaking castle allows couples to say their vows and handfast as newlyweds did in the 16th and 17th centuries on a secluded 400 acre estate only 25 minutes from Edinburgh.

The ceremony, which can be fully or partly in Gaelic, takes place in a historic candle-lit room, filled with small "Outlander" and traditional Scottish details, including a Scottish piper, tartan decorations and a medieval banquet. Additionally, those who are fans of the book and television series will love the inclusion of a specially crafted replica of Claire Randall’s ring.

“We are always so happy to welcome wedding couples to Dundas,” says Sir Jack Stewart-Clark, owner of Dundas Castle. “It is with pleasure that we can offer this new option for weddings, and we look forward to seeing the castle travel back in time for our guests.”

An 18th century inspired breakfast banquet is also included in this package, and can be enjoyed in the castle’s main house or, for a more intimate, authentic and unique experience, in the medieval Stag Chamber.

“It is an honour for our home to be part of such a special day, and when Dundas is chosen by a couple, the castle also becomes their home for the duration; the 17 bedrooms, Library, Drawing Room, Billiard Room and the rest of the house are theirs to share with family and friends,” says Stewart-Clark. This luxurious castle is complete with elegant chandeliers, roaring fireplaces, plush sofas and a stunning staircase. Along with five-star service, this wedding package offers a comfortable and genuine celebration tied together with impressive Scottish theming any "Outlander" fan will instantly recognize.

Fans of the show and books will enjoy having the option to include a tasting of Claire and Jamie’s whisky to their celebration, as well as the addition of a ceilidh (complete with traditional Scottish folk music, singing and dancing), fireworks and a dramatic ‘Beating of the Retreat’ ceremony.

This memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience is available starting at £11,500.

Photos courtesey of (in order of appearance): Harper Scott Photography (1st), Rankine Photography  (2nd), Ryan White Photography (3rd), Duke Photography (4th) & First Light Photography (5th).

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